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There is a new quarterback in the mix with the Detroit Lions. Shortly after the roster cutdown deadline on Tuesday, the Lions added QB Jordan Ta’amu to the active roster.
Ta’amu is best known for his successful stint in the now-defunct XFL, but he’s been in Detroit before. The Ole Miss product was briefly with the Lions practice squad last December. He has also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans since being an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL draft.
The Lions needed Ta’amu due to the ankle injury suffered by backup QB Tim Boyle in Friday night’s preseason opener. Boyle has been seen this week with his ankle in a heavy brace and he has not participated in practices.
Ta’amu will wear No. 8 in Detroit.